The Pureborn are the descendants of the Kings of Qarth. They remain in power thanks to their hereditary seats at the Thirteen, the city's ruling council, which effectively gives them control of the city.
Xaro Xhoan Daxos, a merchant from the Summer Isles and member of the Thirteen, conspires with Pyat Pree of the Warlocks to eliminate all other the members of the Thirteen to crown himself King of Qarth in exchange for Daxos' aid in stealing the dragons of Daenerys Targaryen. Though he was initially successful, Xaro Xhoan Daxos was entombed alive inside his own empty vault after Daenerys escaped the House of the Undying.
In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, it is mentioned that Qarth was once a monarchy, though it is unknown how the rule of the city passed from the Kings and Queens to the Pureborn.
The Thirteen · King of Qarth
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